News today that both Senegal strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse did not make the trip today to the island of Madeira, for the Europa League game tomorrow night against Maritimo.
Adam Campbell – young striker is on the plane to Portugal today
But 17 year-old Adam Campbell is on the plane, and he could see himself pick up another senior appearance for the club tomorrow night.
Adam scored one of Newcastle’s goals in yesterday 2-2 draw with Sunderland, and 20 year-old Brad Inman got the other goal, and that’s five goals the Australian has scored for the Newcastle U21 side this season.
Other players on the plane today include veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper, Shola Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid, Shane Ferguson, Sammy Ameobi and Steven Taylor.
Sammy tweeted it’s the best plan he’s ever been on (how many has he been on?), and Adam Campbell tweeted last night he scored one, but should have had three goals for Newcastle against Sunderland yesterday.
Shola is almost certain to start up front for Newcastle tomorrow night, after recovering from his hamstring strain, and setting up Demba Ba’s dramatic last ditch equalizer at Goodison Park on Monday night.
It would also be good to see Mehdi Abeid get a chance tomorrow night, and he’s hardly figured in the 18 man first team squads this season at all, and needs an opportunity to show what he can do in a Newcastle shirt.
We’ll take a guess at the side for tomorrow night later today or early tomorrow morning – what do you think it will be?
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